In the Shakespeare quote over which Beah bonds with the lieutenant, Caesar expounds on the necessity of courage as he refuses to listen to his wife and goes to face the Senate where he will be stabbed to death. Or we place the coffin at church while we sit their mourning and grieving for the deceased. The rebels then began to shoot at people on the boat, which resulted in the boat to capsize. He didn't physically witnessed everything, but all he heard was screams, and his parents yelling at the rebels. In the aftermath of one raid, Ishmael and the other boys watch the corporal question one of the rebels they'd taken prisoner.
Just seeing them happy makes me smile. Despite the early danger, it seems as if the boys might finally have found safety. Ishmael is welcomed by his extended family in Freetown and is again saved by their support and kindness. The soldiers bring the boys back to Yele, a village occupied by government soldiers. He is excited to see his family to get at least a little of himself back. First the boys cook, carry water, and play soccer; but when the real soldiers fight — and die — to defend the village, the lieutenant recruits the young boys.
The corporal sets the boys and men in file and tells them to shoot anyone they see who is not wearing either a green head tie or a helmet like his own. That night before bed, Beah reflects that he has learned the underlying lesson - that rebels were evil and deserved to die - quickly and well. Chapters 9-12 Summary and Analysis Chapter 9 - When they were walking, the boys heard a loud thundering sound. This would indeed indicate that the Lieutenant is coercing the boys into fighting for him and the rest of the village into working for him. The war gets closer and closer to the village as the days go on, and soldiers return for ammo, or with the wounded, who die in surgery.
Ishmael is terrified by this, but he's also ready to fight these bad guys. When someone dies in my culture, we go and have a regular funeral and burial. I think the crow was just hungry or was weak thats why it fell out of the sky. He says that he blames himself for losing Ishmael. Like how Ishmael's family is dead because the rebels burned the village.
Imagine if instead of that, you were running from bullets, stealing food to survive and trying to avoid being slaughtered. The boys walk for what Beah says must have been days, when they are confronted by two men with guns. What happened to their meat? There are more than thirty boys, from seven-year-olds to sixteen-year-olds. While the lieutenant speaks, Ishmael ''stood there holding my gun and felt special because I was part of something that took me seriously and I was not running from anyone anymore. The boys play soccer and swim in the river, and then are marched off to get their weapons.
Musa's family was left behind when the village got attacked by the rebels. It's that or they need to leave town. Beah also includes further flashbacks in this chapter to heighten the poignancy of the events which occur there. When they went to check out what it was, they discovered it was the ocean. One day, the soldiers do drills and receive instructions from the lieutenant.
So basically hes just going to be an empty body walking around with the group. The village seems an oasis of normalcy in the war, but it is flooded with orphans. The soldiers are from the government, and they take the boys to Yele, the town the boys had once hoped to reach. When he wakes he shoots off an entire round of his magazine. Ishmael happened to find some happiness in some villages where they were treated with food and water. The lieutenant gathers the villagers in the square and announces that the village is no longer safe, and that there is in fact no safe way out. It is a bit of foreboding of what is to become.
The boys learn how to shoot guns, crawl, and harness their anger and fear to attack the enemy. He has completely lost himself throughout the journey. The result is zero for everyone. Let's find out more about Ishmael's life as he becomes more and more of a child soldier. Ishmael feels numb all the time, mostly due to the drugs, and killing doesn't bother him.
Sometimes, when his insomnia is especially bad, he thinks he can hear Lansana humming. I couldn't breathe from thinking. I hope this helps with any confusion. This memory, juxtaposed with the words of Lieutenant Jabati and Corporal Gadafi later, gives Beah the anger he needs to turn his pain into hatred of the rebels and become a more effective soldier. Beah tries to keep himself busy to ward off bad memories and migraines, but even playing soccer reminds him of his family, and so he spends time alone with the horrifying scenes, imagined and real, that play out in his head.